I've been trying to install Tina 19.2 Cinnamon for 3 days now on my laptop. After much crying, several existential crises, and one montage later, I found that the primary issue is my WI-FI card (RTL8821CE) and the lack of any associated driver in the default instillation. I found this guy that built a custom driver for this card https://github.com/tomaspinho/rtl8821ce, and it works with the out of the box kernel version (4.15 I believe). However it fails to work with anything near the latest version of the kernel (5.4.5 currently). This is a problem for me as the default kernel fails to work right with several of my devices (touchpad, graphics driver, dual monitors, etc), but the new kernels works just fine, save for that pesky driver. My question is, is there anything I can do? It is possible to make this custom driver work with the new kernel? Can I get the perks of the the new kernel on an older kernel? Should I some how try to get a new WI-FI Card and if so, what would that entail?
These are the Command that I've been using to install the custom driver, courtesy of https://askubuntu.com/questions/1071299 ... untu-18-04
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sudo apt-get install --reinstall git dkms build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r) git clone https://github.com/tomaspinho/rtl8821ce cd rtl8821ce chmod +x dkms-install.sh chmod +x dkms-remove.sh sudo ./dkms-install.sh
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About to run dkms install steps... Error! DKMS tree already contains: rtl8821ce-v5.5.2_34066.20190614 You cannot add the same module/version combo more than once. Kernel preparation unnecessary for this kernel. Skipping... Building module: cleaning build area... 'make' -j4 KVER=5.4.5-050405-generic...(bad exit status: 2) Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 5.4.5-050405-generic (x86_64) Consult /var/lib/dkms/rtl8821ce/v5.5.2_34066.20190614/build/make.log for more information. Kernel preparation unnecessary for this kernel. Skipping... Building module: cleaning build area... 'make' -j4 KVER=5.4.5-050405-generic...(bad exit status: 2) Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 5.4.5-050405-generic (x86_64) Consult /var/lib/dkms/rtl8821ce/v5.5.2_34066.20190614/build/make.log for more information. Finished running dkms install steps.
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:~$ inxi -Fxz System: Host: MintBox Kernel: 5.4.5-050405-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.2.1 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.2.3 Distro: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic Machine: Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Laptop 15-dy1xxx v: N/A serial: <filter> Mobo: HP model: 86C9 v: 56.21 serial: <filter> UEFI: AMI v: F.07 date: 10/18/2019 Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 24.4 Wh condition: 40.9/40.9 Wh (100%) model: HP Primary status: Discharging CPU: Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-1065G7 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Ice Lake rev: 5 L2 cache: 8192 KiB flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 23961 Speed: 581 MHz min/max: 400/3900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 618 2: 712 3: 680 4: 1021 5: 622 6: 707 7: 864 8: 1047 Graphics: Device-1: Intel vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics (Ice Lake 8x8 GT2) v: 4.5 Mesa 19.0.2 direct render: Yes Audio: Device-1: Intel vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.5-050405-generic Network: Device-1: Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: N/A port: 3000 bus ID: 01:00.0 IF-ID-1: bnep0 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter> Drives: Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 15.97 GiB (1.7%) ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Crucial model: CT1000P1SSD8 size: 931.51 GiB RAID: Hardware-1: Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci v: 3.0 bus ID: 00:17.0 Partition: ID-1: / size: 457.03 GiB used: 15.89 GiB (3.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 52.0 C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A Info: Processes: 238 Uptime: 15m Memory: 19.31 GiB used: 1.16 GiB (6.0%) Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.19 inxi: 3.0.32